Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Bye bye penny
On Monday Canada started the process of getting rid of the penny. Stores no longer give or take them during cash transactions. The bill will either be rounded up or down depending on the amount. What does this mean for us teaching money in the class? I'm not sure. For now, it is still part of our curriculum and I think it will take awhile of them to disappear, so I will still continue to teach the penny. Next year, I'm not sure. How does this affect our teens with disabilities trying to learn skills for independent living? It's hard enough to teach money but to then teach that the total will be rounded up or down is going to be really confusing. Will stores change their prices so the total will be a 5 or 10? It will be interesting to see how it will all work out as we move forward.